Leaves of Gold: Treasures of Manuscript Illumination fron Philadelphia Collections
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  Image of Gallican Psalter  
Gallican Psalter with Calendar, Canticles, Litany, and Collects
Flanders, c. 1470

David Playing the Bells. Inside a paneled, fifteenth-century room, King David plays bells while behind him a harp rests against a stool and two viols hang on either side of a mirror. Through the doorway may be seen a city and God, the figure for whom David plays, in a cloud. The border contains two wild men grappling among the brown, vinelike tendrils.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 182, fol. 81

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